Document Type : Original Article
MSc, Counseling, educational and psychology, Kharazmi, Tehran, Iran
Professor, Counseling , educational and psychology, Kharazmi, Tehran, Iran
Associate Professor, Counseling, educational and psychology, Kharazmi, Tehran, Iran.
Objective: The present study aims to determine the forecast of mindfulness, psychological flexibility, and coping styles regarding teacher marriage burnout.
Methods: The population of the study includes 550 married elementary school teachers in the city of Esfarayen (2021). Sampling was done based on the intended society (550 teachers). To do so, 225 teachers were selected using Morgan Table. Data-collection instruments include Paine’s Marital Burnout Questionnaire (1996), Nis and Vander Walj’s Cognitive Flexibility Questionnaire, Endler and Parker’s Coping Style Questionnaire, and Bayer et al.’s Five-scale Mindfulness Scale (2006). Finally, the collected data were analyzed by Spss24 software.
Results: Findings of the study indicated that the total mindfulness score and the subscales (i.e. action with awareness, lack of judgment, and lack of response) had a significant correlation with marriage burnout. Also, there was a significant negative correlation between the total score of psychological flexibility and the subscales– understanding controllability, understanding various options, and understanding behavior justification– and marriage burnout. In addition, there was a significant negative correlation between problem-focused coping style and marriage burnout. Also, avoidance coping style had a significant positive correlation with marriage burnout. Conversely, no significant correlation was found between emotional coping style and marriage burnout. Furthermore, according to the regression model, 26.3% of marriage burnout changes could be determined by lack of judgment (mindfulness), lack of response (mindfulness), problem-focused coping style, and avoidance coping style.
Conclusion: Overall, mindfulness, psychological flexibility, and coping styles were significant predictors of teacher marriage burnout. Therefore, teacher marriage burnout could be alleviated by creating some potential.